It was a torrid night, but we survived. Already exhausted from the preparations, the ensuing challenges of responding to the impacts of Yasi as its devastation was unleashed, has left us utterly humbled and in a presently unrecoverable energy debt. But the important thing is that we are all healthy and the Daintree Rainforest has been remodelled on the outside and remains mostly intact on the inside.
The kids slept through the bulk of the maelstrom, bedded down in their customised refuges, beneath shelves in the purpose-built stronghold of the pantry. They are now engaged in the novelty of weaving and carving from the inexhaustible supply of fallen forest products and occasionally delighting in the discovery of previously unfamiliar insects.
Please excuse the brevity of this message, but I am sure you appreciate the demands for our attention. We will keep our friends and family informed of the effects on wildlife and the regeneration of forest in future weeks.
Thank you for your expressions of concern and best wishes. These came from all over the world. Coming after 2010, the wettest year in the Daintree Rainforest in recorded history, Australia’s largest cyclone, Yasi has brought world attention to Tropical North Queensland.
Neil, Angie, Prue and the rainforest rascals, Tulli, Taiga & Tkoda.